St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 26 , 2018
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.

Cabaret: Sunday, September 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Tickets are on sale now after services in the Gathering Hall this weekend!! Each numbered ticket will have a table number which will guarantee you a seat. Tickets are $30 each and proceeds go to the church general fund.

You don't want to miss this grand event!
Inquirers' Class begins in September

Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?

An eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes, to be led by The Rev'd Jack M. Wolter, will begin on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke's Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.

YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant! 
GRAND OPENING was August 24, at 9am 

The Food Pantry opened doors at  9:00 am  Friday after a blessing from Pierre-Henry.
If you would like to donate food items for the pantry, there will be a cart in the Parish Hall for food items and bags.  For monetary donations, please write "Food Pantry" in the memo line of your check.  The Outreach/Food Pantry Commission would like to thank all of you who have been  so generous in supporting St. Luke's newest ministry.

The grand opening for the Weekend Food Pantry was filled with an air of excitement and anticipation! Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson offered a blessing just before the opening.
See photos below. Courtesy Liz Kennedy.

You may have seen this cross and wondered what it stood for?
As a constant reminder of our vows, Daughters of the King wear daily the emblem of The Order:   a silver pin/pendant with the inscription, "MAGNANIMETER CRUCEM SUSTINE",    which broadly translated means "with heart, mind and spirit uphold and bear the cross".   After a period of study and by reaffirmation of the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of their parish.   Through membership in the Order, you will:    develop strength and discipline through prayer, be challenged through study and be part of a community with other fantastic women of St. Luke's and other chapters around the world.    We find the Order of the Daughters of the King to be a safe place in our very busy world where women of all ages can support each other in Christ's love.    We believe
I am but one,
But I am one  
I cannot do everything,
But I can do something.
What I ought to do,
By the grace of God
I will do.  
What will you have me do?
Daughters of the King meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:30am1after the 10am1service.  If you are interested in experiencing "more" in your spiritual life the Daughters of the King is something you may want to ask some questions about.     
For more information please call Rosaleen Runnalls at: 928-420-2786
A Fitting Salute to Those Who Served

A Big Thank You to all who donated to our local Yavapai County U.S. Vets Stand Down Clothing Drive!  Because of your generous hearts, our local vets in need now have over 225 items of clothing for men, 65 for women, more than 120 pairs of socks,a good stock of briefs, thermals, and a variety of knit caps, gloves, scarves, backpacks, boots, and shoes.  All told, that is more than one item each for the 300 vets in Yavapai County who need our help. Among the donations were a lovely assortment of men's dress pants and shirts, which the director of the drive said will help vets who sign up for the job fair lin September and prepare for job interviews.
Even before the first Sunday of this clothing drive, our bin was overflowing with bags of socks, undies, pants, and shirts galore and continued to be filled for the three weeks thereafter.  St. Luke's parishioners, you all are amazing! The vets salute you!
Outreach Commissi on


 Save the Date:  September 30, 2 pm
                                   On the Lawn
      Treats for humans and beasts!
Visit our website!
Be sure to visit our website,, every so often! There is a great section at the bottom of the Home page entitled "News & Updates" that contains information on recent events at St. Luke's along with some wonderful photos. 
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Faithstreet. You may use this for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. Or, would you like to give with your bank account? You can set that up, too! To check it out, visit and click on the green icon, as pictured above, that says Give Online!
We acknowledge...
According to Resolution #2016-3, of the 56th Diocesan Convention:
We acknowledge the living culture of the Yavapai people, the traditional custodians of the land we stand on, and pay tribute to the role they play in the life of this region.
Food Donation Program
Many thanks to all of you for your continued support each week of the weekly food donation program which benefits three area food banksThe counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of August 18/19:  83 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
Canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
8/18-8/19 -  Attendance - 221
Pledge &   Plate -data next week
Honoring Special Dates
August 27: Amy Chamberlin, Trent Denison
August 28: Helen Henderson
August 29: Justin Armer , Kheri Armer, George Dunham, Chalys Stephens
August 30: Eileen Griffin
August 31: Joyce Evans, Carol Unangst

August 27: Paul & Shannon Rosenblatt
August 29: Thomas & Carol Glover, Jim & Lynda Rowntree
August 30: Larry & Betsy Whearley
September 1: Gerry & Sandy Caton
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charles, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, courtney, Daniel,  Dave, David, Dawn  Ellen, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna,  Dorothy, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary,  Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Gina, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H. Jack K., , Jean, Jeanne,Jeri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira,Kyle,   Kristi, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Megan,  Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sally, Sandy, Shea, Sheri,Shirley, Skip, Steven, Susan, Susan S.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P.,Tom & Moni, Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Wally W, William, Zachary, Zelma

...for those in our Armed Forces:   Echo, Brian
...for the Yavapai-Apache Nation

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Anglican Church of Southern Africa
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Trinity Cathedral (Phoenix)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Hungry Kids Project, Granite Creek Hunger Potluck
Scripture Readings
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Psalm 126
1Thessalonians 2:9-13
Matthew 23:27-32
Weekly Worship Assistants for August 25-26, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Reverend Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Jane & Roger Peacock
Welcome Table: Doug & Pat Ogburn
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Reverend Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan
Greeters/Ushers: Marjorie Hultberg & Sally Phelps
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Reverend Denise Muller
Sub-Deacon:  Bill Christy
Chalice Minister:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Altar Minister: Keehna Sture
Reader 1: Michael Bradburn-Ruster
Reader 2: Patricia Anderson
Prayers: Barbara Harber
Verger:  Larry Griffin
Greeters:  David & Barbara Brubaker
Welcome Table:  Genell Lee & Diane Mazmanian
Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers:  Tani Henderickson & Jack Parker
Oblationers: Larry & Eileen Griffin
Altar Guild Team: Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden,
Betty Gass, and Doris Schoeben

Host Coffee Hour!!
Special thanks to those who host coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service. This is an important part of the fellowship of St. Luke's Church. 

August 26:
  Mary Queen, Bill Bisig, Gordon Snider

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 flower chart is
posted in the Gathering Hall!
Altar flowers are given in thanksgiving for our many blessings or a special event, in memory of a loved one, or to the glory of God. They are an offering that enrich our worship space. You may sign-up on the Altar Flowers poster on the bulletin board in the Gathering Hall.  The suggested donation is $55.00. This is a change due to increased cost. (however, any donation is accepted). If you would like to have a person or event named here, please notify the office.
Flowers:   Carol Sweeden,  Bill Bisig
Community Groups & Happenings at St. Luke's
Daughters of the
British Empire (DBE)
DBE meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at St. Luke's in the Conference Room with the exception of the summer months.

Visit for more info or contact Diane Reddy.
Foster Care Info Nights: Foster Adoptive Network
Attend a foster care orientation meeting at St. Luke's in the Parish Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop, click here to email the troop leader, Donna Dotzler.

Boy Scouts Troop 10
Troop 10 meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop, click   here to email the troop leader.

Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals and concerts at St. Luke's. Visit for more information and tickets.

Prescott Chorale
The Prescott Chorale holds its weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings and concerts at St. Luke's. Dennis Houser, our Music Director, is the Director.
Visit for tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity

For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity and for information for this event, visit For Family Selection Criteria brochure, click  here .

Service Schedule
Sunday Services:  
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist
 Sunday 8:00 am  Eucharist with hymns
Sunday 10:00 am Eucharist with Choir

Weekday Services:
  • Wednesday 10 am           Healing Service with Communion
  • Thursday 9:00 am            Morning Prayer 
  • 2nd & 4th Friday 9 am     Centering Prayer
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 to 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Church Website
The Sunday bulletin is available at the Worship bulletins section .
Our calendar is available at the Calendar section.
Email Address for Epistle Submissions

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St Luke's Episcopal Church 

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Phone: (928) 778-4499